Jul
16
Thu
4th International Integral Theory (ITC) Conference @ Sonoma State University, CA
Jul 16 – Jul 18 all-day

Theme: Exploring Integral’s Edges

Presentation by Marc Gafni: “Towards a New Politics of Outrageous Love: Why the Future Depends on the Democratization of Enlightenment and Unique Self Symphonies”

July 16-19th, 2015

Sonoma State University, CA

Info here

Jul
25
Sat
Summer Festival in Holland: 2nd European Integral Wisdom Conference of Love, Eros and Enlightenment @ Venwoude Retreat Center, Holland
Jul 25 – Aug 1 all-day

Contents

We are delighted to invite YOU to

The Summer Festival of LOVE

The second annual European Integral Wisdom Conference on

Love, Eros and Enlightenment

Lines and Circles

The Inner Marriage/The Alchemy

The power in Your Unique combination of Masculine and Feminine

Each morning we’ll study and practice with Dr. Marc Gafni the unique way in wich you are a Masculine/Feminine bi-gender being.

In the afternoon a stunning group of teachers and leaders are geared to deepen and integrate. You can choose: ‘Intimacy and Eros’, ‘Evolutionary Leadership’, ‘Unique Self and Outrageous Love’, ‘Circling’ (integral relating), breath work, Art & Expression and much more. You can also opt for an individual session, a massage, a dip in the hot tub or a walk on our beautiful estate.

In the evening there is music, dance and some ‘special gatherings’. For our younger guests there is a special program, so you can bring your kids.

“All forms of reality that don’t have in them
the marriage of masculine and Feminine
are no reality at all.
There is no higher form.
They have no potency and no blessing in them.”

“Blessing only flows when the Masculine and the Feminine dance in their Higher One.”

– The Zohar

Lines and Circles

The Inner Marriage of Masculine and Feminine

In some sense, lines are masculine and circles are feminine…

The reason we use these words is to get more away from the man and woman. It is very helpfull to recognize the different qualities.

You cannot acces your Eros without accessing your Unique Self. You cannot experience your full aliveness other than through the portal of your irreducibly Unique Expression of the Intelligence of the Cosmos that lives in you, as you and through you.

What is your Unique Self? One of the most powerful expressions of your Unique Self is unique balance, the unique integration, the unique interplay and dance of your man and woman that live inside you.

The unique combination of your masculine and feminine core qualities live in you, unlike they do in any other singel human being. To awaken into your enlightenment, to awaken as an outrageous lover, to awaken to you full aliveness, is therefore to awaken to the precise unique combination of the masculine and the feminine caracteristics that live in you as you and through you.

Read more…

Oct
23
Fri
Seventh Worldwide Meeting on Human Values
Oct 23 – Oct 25 all-day

Theme: Building a Compassionate World

Keynote, workshops, and presentations with Marc Gafni, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Ervin Laszlo, Claudio Naranjo, and many others.

The purpose of this event is to create a space for dialogue and afterthought in this emerging stage of humanity now living a transition to the awakening of consciousness, with the main goal of creating partnerships, share ideas and experiences of major social agents, present social innovations that will allow us to work in unity and solidarity for human development, compassion and peace.

Oct 23-25, 2015

Monterrey, México

Info here

Nov
4
Wed
Conscious Men Summit @ Online Summit
Nov 4 – Nov 7 all-day

CMOS-600x600The Conscious Men Summit is a free global online event created to deepen the conversation around being a conscious man. This online Summit is for both men and women.

Center for Integral Wisdom friends and partners John Gray (Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus) and Arjuna Ardagh (The Translucent Revolution, Awakening Coaching) have brought together an incredible group of 24 world-class speakers, authors, teachers, and social thought leaders to host a series of 12 powerful conversations on the evolution of Conscious Men.

Here are a few of the speakers in the Conscious Men Summit:



  • John Mackey (CEO of Whole Foods)
  • Michael Beckwith (founder of Agape International)
  • Marc Gafni (co-founder of the Center for Integral Wisdom)
  • Warren Farrell (author of The Myth of Male Power)
  • Ken Druck (The Real Rules of Life)
  • Andrew Harvey (Institute for Sacred Activism)
  • Ivan Misner (founder of BNI)
  • Jack Canfield (The Success Principles)
  • Gay Hendricks (Conscious Loving)
  • Mantak Chia (Taoist master, The Multi-Orgasmic Man)
  • Robert Masters (To Be a Man, Spiritual Bypassing)
  • Alex Ebert (musician, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)

… and more.

Pull up a chair. Join these critical conversations for inspiring men to live consciously and build a better world.

John and Arjuna, along with moderator Chris Kyle, creator of the ManKind Project’s Power of Purpose Summit, will deliver insightful dialogues driven by a core set of powerful concepts. See them on the summit event page HERE.

When men start choosing to embody these easy-to-grasp ideas, their lives improve – dramatically. When men wake up, become more conscious, their presence makes a positive impact.

If you’re ready to know what it’s going to take to make a difference, just in the way you show up in the world — sign up for this free 4-day online event that is taking place November 4-7, 2015.

You’ll also have the opportunity to interact LIVE with others in the Summit — asking questions and sharing your wisdom too.

Register for free here: The Conscious Men Summit: Nov 4-7

P.S. You’ll have access to all the replays if you miss any of the 12 scheduled sessions. Sign up now and get access to all the recordings as well – The Conscious Men Summit.

Jul
22
Sat
Summer Festival of Love 2017 in Holland @ Meuwenveen
Jul 22 – Jul 29 all-day

Summer Festival of Love 2017

Register Now>>>

22 – 29 July 2017

Summer Festival of Love 2017

Our theme this year will be:

A Return to Eros

Living the Erotic Life

The Festival will take place in the beautiful grounds of Meeuwenveen Retreat center in Holland.

The Summer Festival of Love is an annual event organized by the Mystery school of Love, that takes place every summer in Holland.

The Mystery School of Love was created 7 years ago by Marc Gafni and Chahat Corten. It is an Esoteric Mystery School on the leading edge of human evolution, dedicated to deep, inquiry and practice on Eros, Outrageous Love and Unique Self, which represent the main topics at the heart of Marc Gafni’s spiritual teachings..

We recognize that we are living lives of extreme and rare privilege. As such we experience our obligation to explore and chart the next evolutionary steps in human expression of compassion, integrity, love and enlightenment.

In our inquiry, we include the great wisdom of the spiritual traditions, passed down through history and held by the great religions and philosophies of the pre-modern world. With reverence, we also receive the body of wisdom and insights from the modern and postmodern worlds.

At the same time, we realize that Spiritual wisdom continues to evolve and that it is our unique and joyful obligation to respond to this invitation of Spirit with our whole heart, body and mind in order to create and express new and higher ways of loving each other in compassion and integrity.

Teacher in residence : Marc Gafni

The Teacher in Residence at the Mystery School of love is Dr. Marc Gafni, an internationally recognized spiritual artist, teacher, scholar and social activist. Marc is the author of seven books including Soul Prints, The Mystery of Love and the audio series On The Erotic and the Holy, the awarded Your Unique Self and “Return to Eros “, co-written with Dr Kristina Kincaid, available in July 2017.

Marc is the co-founder and teacher in residence of Center for Integral Wisdom.

Co-creating the Festival of love

Each summer, together with a great team of seasoned teachers, bodyworkers and Outrageous Lovers, we gather and co-create a Summer Festival of Love, in which participants are invited to ‘play a larger game’ and to recognize their inherent greatness and capacity for Outrageous Love.

Through the combination of Marc Gafni’s cutting edge teachings, and a large range of embodied practices, we offer participants a practical guide to evolve their capacity to Love, and to live a fully Erotic and meaningful life.

Come and join us!



Join Us for our pre-Festival Webinar to feel the field and get your questions answered>>>

Aug
10
Mon
Outrageous Love Festival 2020 Online: Reclaiming Pleasure in Times of Uncertainty
Aug 10 – Aug 14 all-day

Join Us Online & In Person for Our Outrageous Love Festival 2020

Reclaiming Pleasure in a Time of Crisis

From A Crisis of Intimacy and Imagination to Healing Yourself and the Global Intimacy Disorder through the Doorway of Pleasure

Translating Pleasure Into Loving, Ethical Action

Join us to unfold this new vision! We need you, we need each other!

Dec
3
Thu
Free Dialogue Andrew Cohen and Dr. Marc Gafni – A Time Between Stories @ ZOOM
Dec 3 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

 


A Time Between Stories


Join Dr. Marc Gafni and Andrew Cohen in Dialogue


We are truly living in “a time between stories” – a phase-shift in human history. We face either unimaginable utopia or dystopia, and it is far from clear which of these two parallel universes we will ultimately choose.

The apparently sturdy, reliable, fixed structures that have held our world together are on the brink of collapse. We are collectively realizing that we are not too big to fail – and in the face of such overwhelming insecurity, we may well lose sight of our moral compass completely.

Cohen and Gafni both believe strongly that unless we are in control of our internal environment – in particular our capacity for radical sovereignty and sense-making – the outcome will be immeasurable suffering for billions of people.

Cohen asserts that such sovereignty naturally arises from the liberating power of what he terms “spiritual self-confidence” – a position of deep trust that arises out of an unshakable certainty in the absolute, and an anchoring of the self-sense in that which cannot be grasped by the mind.

Similarly, Gafni describes an intention to live one’s life as “Outrageous Love” – a condition in which true sovereignty and authentic spiritual self-confidence naturally come into being. Rather than a dogmatic assertion that “it is true”, Gafni speaks of a radical knowing that “I am true”.

Cohen’s approach has always been grounded in the direct experience of nondual enlightenment, and this transmission of the ground of being – prior freedom and unity consciousness – is absolutely foundational to his teaching. For Cohen, a profound inner breakthrough from which there is no return is a prerequisite.

However, Cohen’s pioneering realisation is that such an awakening only begins to make a significant difference when it is shared, intersubjectively, between two or more individuals. He has long emphasised the need for enlightenment to make the evolutionary leap from the individual to the collective, and has pioneered practices which reliably enable profound intersubjective coherence.

Likewise, Gafni sees radical enlightenment in terms of a higher individuation beyond ego. What he calls the “Evolutionary Unique Self” participates in a new quality of consciousness – the evolutionary intimacy of a Unique Self Symphony. He describes the process of attainment as “loving your way to enlightenment”.

Gafni adds to this the need to democratize the possibility of human sovereignty, proposing a new “universal grammar of value” that integrates the best of premodern, modern and postmodern wisdom as a generator function for a new humanity. It is from within this shared human story woven from what he calls First Principle and First Values that Gafni envisions a radical re-making of policy and refashioning of culture.

Both Cohen and Gafni see a deep and abiding virtue in humanity – a truth, beauty and goodness that is real and tangible, even amid the sometimes painful limitations and vulnerabilities that we are reminded of, and humbled by, on a daily basis.

Both men agree that for spiritual attainment to mean something, it cannot be only rooted in the ego self personality, and that any basis for real change must include a new hierarchy of values that places radical spirit at the apex of our attention. What this actually means in terms of our models and practices for invoking the new human will be one of the key themes of these conversations

These two distinct but strongly aligned approaches to the wicked problems faced by humanity ultimately point in the same direction – only through a radical reorganisation of our sense of  value  can our capacity for clear thinking, feeling and sense-making be unleashed.



About Dr. Marc Gafni & Andrew Cohen


Marc Gafni and Andrew Cohen are spiritual teachers and thought leaders who share a strong foundation in an evolutionary approach to spiritual awakening and practice. Both are original and innovative thinkers who have produced pioneering bodies of work in evolutionary spirituality, and formulated many of its core tenets.

Their teachings uphold and demystify the foundational principles of traditional, modern and postmodern wisdom streams, weaving them together into an integral whole. The aim of these dialogues is to generate a creative and dynamic evolutionary tension – to catalyze an awakening to higher and deeper states and stages of consciousness, liberating insights and life-affirming perspectives.

The dialogues will unfold organically over time as an inspiring example of emergent spirituality in action – one that gives rise to its own unique tapestry of coherence and meaning.



<<< Click Here To Register Now >>>



Dialogue on December 3rd

“The Ultimate Mystery That Lies Beyond Life And Death”


In their first dialogue, Marc Gafni and Andrew Cohen will share and explore their deepest insights into the ultimate mystery that lies beyond life and death.

  • From the deepest metaphysical perspective, what is the distinction between life and death?

  • Is life the manifestation of an eternal metaphysical source, or is it merely the extraordinary emergence of a fundamentally material process?

  • How do our conscious and unconscious convictions about the ultimate source of the evolving universe affect our moral and philosophical relationship to living and dying?

  • Is consciousness part of an unbroken developmental continuity in the cosmos, or merely an emergent epiphenomena of matter?

  • Is death the absolute end of what was, or a transition that is part of an infinite unfolding?

  • Is the nature of death a question of belief, or do we have real data to support our understanding of it? If there is data, then what is it and where do we find it?

  • Do we have a more enlightened relationship to death in the 21st century, or can the great wisdom traditions still illuminate our understanding?

  • Is the fear of death an experience to be transcended, embraced or both? Is living forever a wish that we would want fulfilled?

  • What are the political, social and economic implications of our relationship to death?


<<< Click Here To Register Now >>>





Feb
4
Thu
Free Dialogue Andrew Cohen and Dr. Marc Gafni – A Time Between Stories @ ZOOM
Feb 4 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

 


A Time Between Stories


Join Dr. Marc Gafni and Andrew Cohen in Dialogue


We are truly living in “a time between stories” – a phase-shift in human history. We face either unimaginable utopia or dystopia, and it is far from clear which of these two parallel universes we will ultimately choose.

The apparently sturdy, reliable, fixed structures that have held our world together are on the brink of collapse. We are collectively realizing that we are not too big to fail – and in the face of such overwhelming insecurity, we may well lose sight of our moral compass completely.

Cohen and Gafni both believe strongly that unless we are in control of our internal environment – in particular our capacity for radical sovereignty and sense-making – the outcome will be immeasurable suffering for billions of people.

Cohen asserts that such sovereignty naturally arises from the liberating power of what he terms “spiritual self-confidence” – a position of deep trust that arises out of an unshakable certainty in the absolute, and an anchoring of the self-sense in that which cannot be grasped by the mind.

Similarly, Gafni describes an intention to live one’s life as “Outrageous Love” – a condition in which true sovereignty and authentic spiritual self-confidence naturally come into being. Rather than a dogmatic assertion that “it is true”, Gafni speaks of a radical knowing that “I am true”.

Cohen’s approach has always been grounded in the direct experience of nondual enlightenment, and this transmission of the ground of being – prior freedom and unity consciousness – is absolutely foundational to his teaching. For Cohen, a profound inner breakthrough from which there is no return is a prerequisite.

However, Cohen’s pioneering realisation is that such an awakening only begins to make a significant difference when it is shared, intersubjectively, between two or more individuals. He has long emphasised the need for enlightenment to make the evolutionary leap from the individual to the collective, and has pioneered practices which reliably enable profound intersubjective coherence.

Likewise, Gafni sees radical enlightenment in terms of a higher individuation beyond ego. What he calls the “Evolutionary Unique Self” participates in a new quality of consciousness – the evolutionary intimacy of a Unique Self Symphony. He describes the process of attainment as “loving your way to enlightenment”.

Gafni adds to this the need to democratize the possibility of human sovereignty, proposing a new “universal grammar of value” that integrates the best of premodern, modern and postmodern wisdom as a generator function for a new humanity. It is from within this shared human story woven from what he calls First Principle and First Values that Gafni envisions a radical re-making of policy and refashioning of culture.

Both Cohen and Gafni see a deep and abiding virtue in humanity – a truth, beauty and goodness that is real and tangible, even amid the sometimes painful limitations and vulnerabilities that we are reminded of, and humbled by, on a daily basis.

Both men agree that for spiritual attainment to mean something, it cannot be only rooted in the ego self personality, and that any basis for real change must include a new hierarchy of values that places radical spirit at the apex of our attention. What this actually means in terms of our models and practices for invoking the new human will be one of the key themes of these conversations

These two distinct but strongly aligned approaches to the wicked problems faced by humanity ultimately point in the same direction – only through a radical reorganisation of our sense of  value  can our capacity for clear thinking, feeling and sense-making be unleashed.



About Dr. Marc Gafni & Andrew Cohen


Marc Gafni and Andrew Cohen are spiritual teachers and thought leaders who share a strong foundation in an evolutionary approach to spiritual awakening and practice. Both are original and innovative thinkers who have produced pioneering bodies of work in evolutionary spirituality, and formulated many of its core tenets.

Their teachings uphold and demystify the foundational principles of traditional, modern and postmodern wisdom streams, weaving them together into an integral whole. The aim of these dialogues is to generate a creative and dynamic evolutionary tension – to catalyze an awakening to higher and deeper states and stages of consciousness, liberating insights and life-affirming perspectives.

The dialogues will unfold organically over time as an inspiring example of emergent spirituality in action – one that gives rise to its own unique tapestry of coherence and meaning.



<<< Click Here To Register Now >>>



Dialogue on December 3rd

“The Ultimate Mystery That Lies Beyond Life And Death”


In their first dialogue, Marc Gafni and Andrew Cohen will share and explore their deepest insights into the ultimate mystery that lies beyond life and death.

  • From the deepest metaphysical perspective, what is the distinction between life and death?

  • Is life the manifestation of an eternal metaphysical source, or is it merely the extraordinary emergence of a fundamentally material process?

  • How do our conscious and unconscious convictions about the ultimate source of the evolving universe affect our moral and philosophical relationship to living and dying?

  • Is consciousness part of an unbroken developmental continuity in the cosmos, or merely an emergent epiphenomena of matter?

  • Is death the absolute end of what was, or a transition that is part of an infinite unfolding?

  • Is the nature of death a question of belief, or do we have real data to support our understanding of it? If there is data, then what is it and where do we find it?

  • Do we have a more enlightened relationship to death in the 21st century, or can the great wisdom traditions still illuminate our understanding?

  • Is the fear of death an experience to be transcended, embraced or both? Is living forever a wish that we would want fulfilled?

  • What are the political, social and economic implications of our relationship to death?


<<< Click Here To Register Now >>>





Apr
1
Thu
Free Dialogue Andrew Cohen and Dr. Marc Gafni – A Time Between Stories @ ZOOM
Apr 1 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

 


A Time Between Stories


Join Dr. Marc Gafni and Andrew Cohen in Dialogue


We are truly living in “a time between stories” – a phase-shift in human history. We face either unimaginable utopia or dystopia, and it is far from clear which of these two parallel universes we will ultimately choose.

The apparently sturdy, reliable, fixed structures that have held our world together are on the brink of collapse. We are collectively realizing that we are not too big to fail – and in the face of such overwhelming insecurity, we may well lose sight of our moral compass completely.

Cohen and Gafni both believe strongly that unless we are in control of our internal environment – in particular our capacity for radical sovereignty and sense-making – the outcome will be immeasurable suffering for billions of people.

Cohen asserts that such sovereignty naturally arises from the liberating power of what he terms “spiritual self-confidence” – a position of deep trust that arises out of an unshakable certainty in the absolute, and an anchoring of the self-sense in that which cannot be grasped by the mind.

Similarly, Gafni describes an intention to live one’s life as “Outrageous Love” – a condition in which true sovereignty and authentic spiritual self-confidence naturally come into being. Rather than a dogmatic assertion that “it is true”, Gafni speaks of a radical knowing that “I am true”.

Cohen’s approach has always been grounded in the direct experience of nondual enlightenment, and this transmission of the ground of being – prior freedom and unity consciousness – is absolutely foundational to his teaching. For Cohen, a profound inner breakthrough from which there is no return is a prerequisite.

However, Cohen’s pioneering realisation is that such an awakening only begins to make a significant difference when it is shared, intersubjectively, between two or more individuals. He has long emphasised the need for enlightenment to make the evolutionary leap from the individual to the collective, and has pioneered practices which reliably enable profound intersubjective coherence.

Likewise, Gafni sees radical enlightenment in terms of a higher individuation beyond ego. What he calls the “Evolutionary Unique Self” participates in a new quality of consciousness – the evolutionary intimacy of a Unique Self Symphony. He describes the process of attainment as “loving your way to enlightenment”.

Gafni adds to this the need to democratize the possibility of human sovereignty, proposing a new “universal grammar of value” that integrates the best of premodern, modern and postmodern wisdom as a generator function for a new humanity. It is from within this shared human story woven from what he calls First Principle and First Values that Gafni envisions a radical re-making of policy and refashioning of culture.

Both Cohen and Gafni see a deep and abiding virtue in humanity – a truth, beauty and goodness that is real and tangible, even amid the sometimes painful limitations and vulnerabilities that we are reminded of, and humbled by, on a daily basis.

Both men agree that for spiritual attainment to mean something, it cannot be only rooted in the ego self personality, and that any basis for real change must include a new hierarchy of values that places radical spirit at the apex of our attention. What this actually means in terms of our models and practices for invoking the new human will be one of the key themes of these conversations

These two distinct but strongly aligned approaches to the wicked problems faced by humanity ultimately point in the same direction – only through a radical reorganisation of our sense of  value  can our capacity for clear thinking, feeling and sense-making be unleashed.



About Dr. Marc Gafni & Andrew Cohen


Marc Gafni and Andrew Cohen are spiritual teachers and thought leaders who share a strong foundation in an evolutionary approach to spiritual awakening and practice. Both are original and innovative thinkers who have produced pioneering bodies of work in evolutionary spirituality, and formulated many of its core tenets.

Their teachings uphold and demystify the foundational principles of traditional, modern and postmodern wisdom streams, weaving them together into an integral whole. The aim of these dialogues is to generate a creative and dynamic evolutionary tension – to catalyze an awakening to higher and deeper states and stages of consciousness, liberating insights and life-affirming perspectives.

The dialogues will unfold organically over time as an inspiring example of emergent spirituality in action – one that gives rise to its own unique tapestry of coherence and meaning.



<<< Click Here To Register Now >>>



Dialogue on December 3rd

“The Ultimate Mystery That Lies Beyond Life And Death”


In their first dialogue, Marc Gafni and Andrew Cohen will share and explore their deepest insights into the ultimate mystery that lies beyond life and death.

  • From the deepest metaphysical perspective, what is the distinction between life and death?

  • Is life the manifestation of an eternal metaphysical source, or is it merely the extraordinary emergence of a fundamentally material process?

  • How do our conscious and unconscious convictions about the ultimate source of the evolving universe affect our moral and philosophical relationship to living and dying?

  • Is consciousness part of an unbroken developmental continuity in the cosmos, or merely an emergent epiphenomena of matter?

  • Is death the absolute end of what was, or a transition that is part of an infinite unfolding?

  • Is the nature of death a question of belief, or do we have real data to support our understanding of it? If there is data, then what is it and where do we find it?

  • Do we have a more enlightened relationship to death in the 21st century, or can the great wisdom traditions still illuminate our understanding?

  • Is the fear of death an experience to be transcended, embraced or both? Is living forever a wish that we would want fulfilled?

  • What are the political, social and economic implications of our relationship to death?


<<< Click Here To Register Now >>>





Jun
3
Thu
Free Dialogue Andrew Cohen and Dr. Marc Gafni – A Time Between Stories @ ZOOM
Jun 3 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

 


A Time Between Stories


Join Dr. Marc Gafni and Andrew Cohen in Dialogue


We are truly living in “a time between stories” – a phase-shift in human history. We face either unimaginable utopia or dystopia, and it is far from clear which of these two parallel universes we will ultimately choose.

The apparently sturdy, reliable, fixed structures that have held our world together are on the brink of collapse. We are collectively realizing that we are not too big to fail – and in the face of such overwhelming insecurity, we may well lose sight of our moral compass completely.

Cohen and Gafni both believe strongly that unless we are in control of our internal environment – in particular our capacity for radical sovereignty and sense-making – the outcome will be immeasurable suffering for billions of people.

Cohen asserts that such sovereignty naturally arises from the liberating power of what he terms “spiritual self-confidence” – a position of deep trust that arises out of an unshakable certainty in the absolute, and an anchoring of the self-sense in that which cannot be grasped by the mind.

Similarly, Gafni describes an intention to live one’s life as “Outrageous Love” – a condition in which true sovereignty and authentic spiritual self-confidence naturally come into being. Rather than a dogmatic assertion that “it is true”, Gafni speaks of a radical knowing that “I am true”.

Cohen’s approach has always been grounded in the direct experience of nondual enlightenment, and this transmission of the ground of being – prior freedom and unity consciousness – is absolutely foundational to his teaching. For Cohen, a profound inner breakthrough from which there is no return is a prerequisite.

However, Cohen’s pioneering realisation is that such an awakening only begins to make a significant difference when it is shared, intersubjectively, between two or more individuals. He has long emphasised the need for enlightenment to make the evolutionary leap from the individual to the collective, and has pioneered practices which reliably enable profound intersubjective coherence.

Likewise, Gafni sees radical enlightenment in terms of a higher individuation beyond ego. What he calls the “Evolutionary Unique Self” participates in a new quality of consciousness – the evolutionary intimacy of a Unique Self Symphony. He describes the process of attainment as “loving your way to enlightenment”.

Gafni adds to this the need to democratize the possibility of human sovereignty, proposing a new “universal grammar of value” that integrates the best of premodern, modern and postmodern wisdom as a generator function for a new humanity. It is from within this shared human story woven from what he calls First Principle and First Values that Gafni envisions a radical re-making of policy and refashioning of culture.

Both Cohen and Gafni see a deep and abiding virtue in humanity – a truth, beauty and goodness that is real and tangible, even amid the sometimes painful limitations and vulnerabilities that we are reminded of, and humbled by, on a daily basis.

Both men agree that for spiritual attainment to mean something, it cannot be only rooted in the ego self personality, and that any basis for real change must include a new hierarchy of values that places radical spirit at the apex of our attention. What this actually means in terms of our models and practices for invoking the new human will be one of the key themes of these conversations

These two distinct but strongly aligned approaches to the wicked problems faced by humanity ultimately point in the same direction – only through a radical reorganisation of our sense of  value  can our capacity for clear thinking, feeling and sense-making be unleashed.



About Dr. Marc Gafni & Andrew Cohen


Marc Gafni and Andrew Cohen are spiritual teachers and thought leaders who share a strong foundation in an evolutionary approach to spiritual awakening and practice. Both are original and innovative thinkers who have produced pioneering bodies of work in evolutionary spirituality, and formulated many of its core tenets.

Their teachings uphold and demystify the foundational principles of traditional, modern and postmodern wisdom streams, weaving them together into an integral whole. The aim of these dialogues is to generate a creative and dynamic evolutionary tension – to catalyze an awakening to higher and deeper states and stages of consciousness, liberating insights and life-affirming perspectives.

The dialogues will unfold organically over time as an inspiring example of emergent spirituality in action – one that gives rise to its own unique tapestry of coherence and meaning.



<<< Click Here To Register Now >>>





Jul
16
Thu
4th International Integral Theory (ITC) Conference @ Sonoma State University, CA
Jul 16 – Jul 18 all-day

Theme: Exploring Integral’s Edges

Presentation by Marc Gafni: “Towards a New Politics of Outrageous Love: Why the Future Depends on the Democratization of Enlightenment and Unique Self Symphonies”

July 16-19th, 2015

Sonoma State University, CA

Info here

Jul
25
Sat
Summer Festival in Holland: 2nd European Integral Wisdom Conference of Love, Eros and Enlightenment @ Venwoude Retreat Center, Holland
Jul 25 – Aug 1 all-day

We are delighted to invite YOU to

The Summer Festival of LOVE

The second annual European Integral Wisdom Conference on

Love, Eros and Enlightenment

Lines and Circles

The Inner Marriage/The Alchemy

The power in Your Unique combination of Masculine and Feminine

Each morning we’ll study and practice with Dr. Marc Gafni the unique way in wich you are a Masculine/Feminine bi-gender being.

In the afternoon a stunning group of teachers and leaders are geared to deepen and integrate. You can choose: ‘Intimacy and Eros’, ‘Evolutionary Leadership’, ‘Unique Self and Outrageous Love’, ‘Circling’ (integral relating), breath work, Art & Expression and much more. You can also opt for an individual session, a massage, a dip in the hot tub or a walk on our beautiful estate.

In the evening there is music, dance and some ‘special gatherings’. For our younger guests there is a special program, so you can bring your kids.

“All forms of reality that don’t have in them
the marriage of masculine and Feminine
are no reality at all.
There is no higher form.
They have no potency and no blessing in them.”

“Blessing only flows when the Masculine and the Feminine dance in their Higher One.”

– The Zohar

Lines and Circles

The Inner Marriage of Masculine and Feminine

In some sense, lines are masculine and circles are feminine…

The reason we use these words is to get more away from the man and woman. It is very helpfull to recognize the different qualities.

You cannot acces your Eros without accessing your Unique Self. You cannot experience your full aliveness other than through the portal of your irreducibly Unique Expression of the Intelligence of the Cosmos that lives in you, as you and through you.

What is your Unique Self? One of the most powerful expressions of your Unique Self is unique balance, the unique integration, the unique interplay and dance of your man and woman that live inside you.

The unique combination of your masculine and feminine core qualities live in you, unlike they do in any other singel human being. To awaken into your enlightenment, to awaken as an outrageous lover, to awaken to you full aliveness, is therefore to awaken to the precise unique combination of the masculine and the feminine caracteristics that live in you as you and through you.

Read more…

Oct
23
Fri
Seventh Worldwide Meeting on Human Values
Oct 23 – Oct 25 all-day

Theme: Building a Compassionate World

Keynote, workshops, and presentations with Marc Gafni, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Ervin Laszlo, Claudio Naranjo, and many others.

The purpose of this event is to create a space for dialogue and afterthought in this emerging stage of humanity now living a transition to the awakening of consciousness, with the main goal of creating partnerships, share ideas and experiences of major social agents, present social innovations that will allow us to work in unity and solidarity for human development, compassion and peace.

Oct 23-25, 2015

Monterrey, México

Info here

Nov
4
Wed
Conscious Men Summit @ Online Summit
Nov 4 – Nov 7 all-day

CMOS-600x600The Conscious Men Summit is a free global online event created to deepen the conversation around being a conscious man. This online Summit is for both men and women.

Center for Integral Wisdom friends and partners John Gray (Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus) and Arjuna Ardagh (The Translucent Revolution, Awakening Coaching) have brought together an incredible group of 24 world-class speakers, authors, teachers, and social thought leaders to host a series of 12 powerful conversations on the evolution of Conscious Men.

Here are a few of the speakers in the Conscious Men Summit:



  • John Mackey (CEO of Whole Foods)
  • Michael Beckwith (founder of Agape International)
  • Marc Gafni (co-founder of the Center for Integral Wisdom)
  • Warren Farrell (author of The Myth of Male Power)
  • Ken Druck (The Real Rules of Life)
  • Andrew Harvey (Institute for Sacred Activism)
  • Ivan Misner (founder of BNI)
  • Jack Canfield (The Success Principles)
  • Gay Hendricks (Conscious Loving)
  • Mantak Chia (Taoist master, The Multi-Orgasmic Man)
  • Robert Masters (To Be a Man, Spiritual Bypassing)
  • Alex Ebert (musician, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)

… and more.

Pull up a chair. Join these critical conversations for inspiring men to live consciously and build a better world.

John and Arjuna, along with moderator Chris Kyle, creator of the ManKind Project’s Power of Purpose Summit, will deliver insightful dialogues driven by a core set of powerful concepts. See them on the summit event page HERE.

When men start choosing to embody these easy-to-grasp ideas, their lives improve – dramatically. When men wake up, become more conscious, their presence makes a positive impact.

If you’re ready to know what it’s going to take to make a difference, just in the way you show up in the world — sign up for this free 4-day online event that is taking place November 4-7, 2015.

You’ll also have the opportunity to interact LIVE with others in the Summit — asking questions and sharing your wisdom too.

Register for free here: The Conscious Men Summit: Nov 4-7

P.S. You’ll have access to all the replays if you miss any of the 12 scheduled sessions. Sign up now and get access to all the recordings as well – The Conscious Men Summit.

Jul
22
Sat
Summer Festival of Love 2017 in Holland @ Meuwenveen
Jul 22 – Jul 29 all-day

Summer Festival of Love 2017

Register Now>>>

22 – 29 July 2017

Summer Festival of Love 2017

Our theme this year will be:

A Return to Eros

Living the Erotic Life

The Festival will take place in the beautiful grounds of Meeuwenveen Retreat center in Holland.

The Summer Festival of Love is an annual event organized by the Mystery school of Love, that takes place every summer in Holland.

The Mystery School of Love was created 7 years ago by Marc Gafni and Chahat Corten. It is an Esoteric Mystery School on the leading edge of human evolution, dedicated to deep, inquiry and practice on Eros, Outrageous Love and Unique Self, which represent the main topics at the heart of Marc Gafni’s spiritual teachings..

We recognize that we are living lives of extreme and rare privilege. As such we experience our obligation to explore and chart the next evolutionary steps in human expression of compassion, integrity, love and enlightenment.

In our inquiry, we include the great wisdom of the spiritual traditions, passed down through history and held by the great religions and philosophies of the pre-modern world. With reverence, we also receive the body of wisdom and insights from the modern and postmodern worlds.

At the same time, we realize that Spiritual wisdom continues to evolve and that it is our unique and joyful obligation to respond to this invitation of Spirit with our whole heart, body and mind in order to create and express new and higher ways of loving each other in compassion and integrity.

Teacher in residence : Marc Gafni

The Teacher in Residence at the Mystery School of love is Dr. Marc Gafni, an internationally recognized spiritual artist, teacher, scholar and social activist. Marc is the author of seven books including Soul Prints, The Mystery of Love and the audio series On The Erotic and the Holy, the awarded Your Unique Self and “Return to Eros “, co-written with Dr Kristina Kincaid, available in July 2017.

Marc is the co-founder and teacher in residence of Center for Integral Wisdom.

Co-creating the Festival of love

Each summer, together with a great team of seasoned teachers, bodyworkers and Outrageous Lovers, we gather and co-create a Summer Festival of Love, in which participants are invited to ‘play a larger game’ and to recognize their inherent greatness and capacity for Outrageous Love.

Through the combination of Marc Gafni’s cutting edge teachings, and a large range of embodied practices, we offer participants a practical guide to evolve their capacity to Love, and to live a fully Erotic and meaningful life.

Come and join us!



Join Us for our pre-Festival Webinar to feel the field and get your questions answered>>>

Aug
10
Mon
Outrageous Love Festival 2020 Online: Reclaiming Pleasure in Times of Uncertainty
Aug 10 – Aug 14 all-day

Join Us Online & In Person for Our Outrageous Love Festival 2020

Reclaiming Pleasure in a Time of Crisis

From A Crisis of Intimacy and Imagination to Healing Yourself and the Global Intimacy Disorder through the Doorway of Pleasure

Translating Pleasure Into Loving, Ethical Action

Join us to unfold this new vision! We need you, we need each other!

Dec
3
Thu
Free Dialogue Andrew Cohen and Dr. Marc Gafni – A Time Between Stories @ ZOOM
Dec 3 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

 


A Time Between Stories


Join Dr. Marc Gafni and Andrew Cohen in Dialogue


We are truly living in “a time between stories” – a phase-shift in human history. We face either unimaginable utopia or dystopia, and it is far from clear which of these two parallel universes we will ultimately choose.

The apparently sturdy, reliable, fixed structures that have held our world together are on the brink of collapse. We are collectively realizing that we are not too big to fail – and in the face of such overwhelming insecurity, we may well lose sight of our moral compass completely.

Cohen and Gafni both believe strongly that unless we are in control of our internal environment – in particular our capacity for radical sovereignty and sense-making – the outcome will be immeasurable suffering for billions of people.

Cohen asserts that such sovereignty naturally arises from the liberating power of what he terms “spiritual self-confidence” – a position of deep trust that arises out of an unshakable certainty in the absolute, and an anchoring of the self-sense in that which cannot be grasped by the mind.

Similarly, Gafni describes an intention to live one’s life as “Outrageous Love” – a condition in which true sovereignty and authentic spiritual self-confidence naturally come into being. Rather than a dogmatic assertion that “it is true”, Gafni speaks of a radical knowing that “I am true”.

Cohen’s approach has always been grounded in the direct experience of nondual enlightenment, and this transmission of the ground of being – prior freedom and unity consciousness – is absolutely foundational to his teaching. For Cohen, a profound inner breakthrough from which there is no return is a prerequisite.

However, Cohen’s pioneering realisation is that such an awakening only begins to make a significant difference when it is shared, intersubjectively, between two or more individuals. He has long emphasised the need for enlightenment to make the evolutionary leap from the individual to the collective, and has pioneered practices which reliably enable profound intersubjective coherence.

Likewise, Gafni sees radical enlightenment in terms of a higher individuation beyond ego. What he calls the “Evolutionary Unique Self” participates in a new quality of consciousness – the evolutionary intimacy of a Unique Self Symphony. He describes the process of attainment as “loving your way to enlightenment”.

Gafni adds to this the need to democratize the possibility of human sovereignty, proposing a new “universal grammar of value” that integrates the best of premodern, modern and postmodern wisdom as a generator function for a new humanity. It is from within this shared human story woven from what he calls First Principle and First Values that Gafni envisions a radical re-making of policy and refashioning of culture.

Both Cohen and Gafni see a deep and abiding virtue in humanity – a truth, beauty and goodness that is real and tangible, even amid the sometimes painful limitations and vulnerabilities that we are reminded of, and humbled by, on a daily basis.

Both men agree that for spiritual attainment to mean something, it cannot be only rooted in the ego self personality, and that any basis for real change must include a new hierarchy of values that places radical spirit at the apex of our attention. What this actually means in terms of our models and practices for invoking the new human will be one of the key themes of these conversations

These two distinct but strongly aligned approaches to the wicked problems faced by humanity ultimately point in the same direction – only through a radical reorganisation of our sense of  value  can our capacity for clear thinking, feeling and sense-making be unleashed.



About Dr. Marc Gafni & Andrew Cohen


Marc Gafni and Andrew Cohen are spiritual teachers and thought leaders who share a strong foundation in an evolutionary approach to spiritual awakening and practice. Both are original and innovative thinkers who have produced pioneering bodies of work in evolutionary spirituality, and formulated many of its core tenets.

Their teachings uphold and demystify the foundational principles of traditional, modern and postmodern wisdom streams, weaving them together into an integral whole. The aim of these dialogues is to generate a creative and dynamic evolutionary tension – to catalyze an awakening to higher and deeper states and stages of consciousness, liberating insights and life-affirming perspectives.

The dialogues will unfold organically over time as an inspiring example of emergent spirituality in action – one that gives rise to its own unique tapestry of coherence and meaning.



<<< Click Here To Register Now >>>



Dialogue on December 3rd

“The Ultimate Mystery That Lies Beyond Life And Death”


In their first dialogue, Marc Gafni and Andrew Cohen will share and explore their deepest insights into the ultimate mystery that lies beyond life and death.

  • From the deepest metaphysical perspective, what is the distinction between life and death?

  • Is life the manifestation of an eternal metaphysical source, or is it merely the extraordinary emergence of a fundamentally material process?

  • How do our conscious and unconscious convictions about the ultimate source of the evolving universe affect our moral and philosophical relationship to living and dying?

  • Is consciousness part of an unbroken developmental continuity in the cosmos, or merely an emergent epiphenomena of matter?

  • Is death the absolute end of what was, or a transition that is part of an infinite unfolding?

  • Is the nature of death a question of belief, or do we have real data to support our understanding of it? If there is data, then what is it and where do we find it?

  • Do we have a more enlightened relationship to death in the 21st century, or can the great wisdom traditions still illuminate our understanding?

  • Is the fear of death an experience to be transcended, embraced or both? Is living forever a wish that we would want fulfilled?

  • What are the political, social and economic implications of our relationship to death?


<<< Click Here To Register Now >>>





Feb
4
Thu
Free Dialogue Andrew Cohen and Dr. Marc Gafni – A Time Between Stories @ ZOOM
Feb 4 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

 


A Time Between Stories


Join Dr. Marc Gafni and Andrew Cohen in Dialogue


We are truly living in “a time between stories” – a phase-shift in human history. We face either unimaginable utopia or dystopia, and it is far from clear which of these two parallel universes we will ultimately choose.

The apparently sturdy, reliable, fixed structures that have held our world together are on the brink of collapse. We are collectively realizing that we are not too big to fail – and in the face of such overwhelming insecurity, we may well lose sight of our moral compass completely.

Cohen and Gafni both believe strongly that unless we are in control of our internal environment – in particular our capacity for radical sovereignty and sense-making – the outcome will be immeasurable suffering for billions of people.

Cohen asserts that such sovereignty naturally arises from the liberating power of what he terms “spiritual self-confidence” – a position of deep trust that arises out of an unshakable certainty in the absolute, and an anchoring of the self-sense in that which cannot be grasped by the mind.

Similarly, Gafni describes an intention to live one’s life as “Outrageous Love” – a condition in which true sovereignty and authentic spiritual self-confidence naturally come into being. Rather than a dogmatic assertion that “it is true”, Gafni speaks of a radical knowing that “I am true”.

Cohen’s approach has always been grounded in the direct experience of nondual enlightenment, and this transmission of the ground of being – prior freedom and unity consciousness – is absolutely foundational to his teaching. For Cohen, a profound inner breakthrough from which there is no return is a prerequisite.

However, Cohen’s pioneering realisation is that such an awakening only begins to make a significant difference when it is shared, intersubjectively, between two or more individuals. He has long emphasised the need for enlightenment to make the evolutionary leap from the individual to the collective, and has pioneered practices which reliably enable profound intersubjective coherence.

Likewise, Gafni sees radical enlightenment in terms of a higher individuation beyond ego. What he calls the “Evolutionary Unique Self” participates in a new quality of consciousness – the evolutionary intimacy of a Unique Self Symphony. He describes the process of attainment as “loving your way to enlightenment”.

Gafni adds to this the need to democratize the possibility of human sovereignty, proposing a new “universal grammar of value” that integrates the best of premodern, modern and postmodern wisdom as a generator function for a new humanity. It is from within this shared human story woven from what he calls First Principle and First Values that Gafni envisions a radical re-making of policy and refashioning of culture.

Both Cohen and Gafni see a deep and abiding virtue in humanity – a truth, beauty and goodness that is real and tangible, even amid the sometimes painful limitations and vulnerabilities that we are reminded of, and humbled by, on a daily basis.

Both men agree that for spiritual attainment to mean something, it cannot be only rooted in the ego self personality, and that any basis for real change must include a new hierarchy of values that places radical spirit at the apex of our attention. What this actually means in terms of our models and practices for invoking the new human will be one of the key themes of these conversations

These two distinct but strongly aligned approaches to the wicked problems faced by humanity ultimately point in the same direction – only through a radical reorganisation of our sense of  value  can our capacity for clear thinking, feeling and sense-making be unleashed.



About Dr. Marc Gafni & Andrew Cohen


Marc Gafni and Andrew Cohen are spiritual teachers and thought leaders who share a strong foundation in an evolutionary approach to spiritual awakening and practice. Both are original and innovative thinkers who have produced pioneering bodies of work in evolutionary spirituality, and formulated many of its core tenets.

Their teachings uphold and demystify the foundational principles of traditional, modern and postmodern wisdom streams, weaving them together into an integral whole. The aim of these dialogues is to generate a creative and dynamic evolutionary tension – to catalyze an awakening to higher and deeper states and stages of consciousness, liberating insights and life-affirming perspectives.

The dialogues will unfold organically over time as an inspiring example of emergent spirituality in action – one that gives rise to its own unique tapestry of coherence and meaning.



<<< Click Here To Register Now >>>



Dialogue on December 3rd

“The Ultimate Mystery That Lies Beyond Life And Death”


In their first dialogue, Marc Gafni and Andrew Cohen will share and explore their deepest insights into the ultimate mystery that lies beyond life and death.

  • From the deepest metaphysical perspective, what is the distinction between life and death?

  • Is life the manifestation of an eternal metaphysical source, or is it merely the extraordinary emergence of a fundamentally material process?

  • How do our conscious and unconscious convictions about the ultimate source of the evolving universe affect our moral and philosophical relationship to living and dying?

  • Is consciousness part of an unbroken developmental continuity in the cosmos, or merely an emergent epiphenomena of matter?

  • Is death the absolute end of what was, or a transition that is part of an infinite unfolding?

  • Is the nature of death a question of belief, or do we have real data to support our understanding of it? If there is data, then what is it and where do we find it?

  • Do we have a more enlightened relationship to death in the 21st century, or can the great wisdom traditions still illuminate our understanding?

  • Is the fear of death an experience to be transcended, embraced or both? Is living forever a wish that we would want fulfilled?

  • What are the political, social and economic implications of our relationship to death?


<<< Click Here To Register Now >>>





Apr
1
Thu
Free Dialogue Andrew Cohen and Dr. Marc Gafni – A Time Between Stories @ ZOOM
Apr 1 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

 


A Time Between Stories


Join Dr. Marc Gafni and Andrew Cohen in Dialogue


We are truly living in “a time between stories” – a phase-shift in human history. We face either unimaginable utopia or dystopia, and it is far from clear which of these two parallel universes we will ultimately choose.

The apparently sturdy, reliable, fixed structures that have held our world together are on the brink of collapse. We are collectively realizing that we are not too big to fail – and in the face of such overwhelming insecurity, we may well lose sight of our moral compass completely.

Cohen and Gafni both believe strongly that unless we are in control of our internal environment – in particular our capacity for radical sovereignty and sense-making – the outcome will be immeasurable suffering for billions of people.

Cohen asserts that such sovereignty naturally arises from the liberating power of what he terms “spiritual self-confidence” – a position of deep trust that arises out of an unshakable certainty in the absolute, and an anchoring of the self-sense in that which cannot be grasped by the mind.

Similarly, Gafni describes an intention to live one’s life as “Outrageous Love” – a condition in which true sovereignty and authentic spiritual self-confidence naturally come into being. Rather than a dogmatic assertion that “it is true”, Gafni speaks of a radical knowing that “I am true”.

Cohen’s approach has always been grounded in the direct experience of nondual enlightenment, and this transmission of the ground of being – prior freedom and unity consciousness – is absolutely foundational to his teaching. For Cohen, a profound inner breakthrough from which there is no return is a prerequisite.

However, Cohen’s pioneering realisation is that such an awakening only begins to make a significant difference when it is shared, intersubjectively, between two or more individuals. He has long emphasised the need for enlightenment to make the evolutionary leap from the individual to the collective, and has pioneered practices which reliably enable profound intersubjective coherence.

Likewise, Gafni sees radical enlightenment in terms of a higher individuation beyond ego. What he calls the “Evolutionary Unique Self” participates in a new quality of consciousness – the evolutionary intimacy of a Unique Self Symphony. He describes the process of attainment as “loving your way to enlightenment”.

Gafni adds to this the need to democratize the possibility of human sovereignty, proposing a new “universal grammar of value” that integrates the best of premodern, modern and postmodern wisdom as a generator function for a new humanity. It is from within this shared human story woven from what he calls First Principle and First Values that Gafni envisions a radical re-making of policy and refashioning of culture.

Both Cohen and Gafni see a deep and abiding virtue in humanity – a truth, beauty and goodness that is real and tangible, even amid the sometimes painful limitations and vulnerabilities that we are reminded of, and humbled by, on a daily basis.

Both men agree that for spiritual attainment to mean something, it cannot be only rooted in the ego self personality, and that any basis for real change must include a new hierarchy of values that places radical spirit at the apex of our attention. What this actually means in terms of our models and practices for invoking the new human will be one of the key themes of these conversations

These two distinct but strongly aligned approaches to the wicked problems faced by humanity ultimately point in the same direction – only through a radical reorganisation of our sense of  value  can our capacity for clear thinking, feeling and sense-making be unleashed.



About Dr. Marc Gafni & Andrew Cohen


Marc Gafni and Andrew Cohen are spiritual teachers and thought leaders who share a strong foundation in an evolutionary approach to spiritual awakening and practice. Both are original and innovative thinkers who have produced pioneering bodies of work in evolutionary spirituality, and formulated many of its core tenets.

Their teachings uphold and demystify the foundational principles of traditional, modern and postmodern wisdom streams, weaving them together into an integral whole. The aim of these dialogues is to generate a creative and dynamic evolutionary tension – to catalyze an awakening to higher and deeper states and stages of consciousness, liberating insights and life-affirming perspectives.

The dialogues will unfold organically over time as an inspiring example of emergent spirituality in action – one that gives rise to its own unique tapestry of coherence and meaning.



<<< Click Here To Register Now >>>



Dialogue on December 3rd

“The Ultimate Mystery That Lies Beyond Life And Death”


In their first dialogue, Marc Gafni and Andrew Cohen will share and explore their deepest insights into the ultimate mystery that lies beyond life and death.

  • From the deepest metaphysical perspective, what is the distinction between life and death?

  • Is life the manifestation of an eternal metaphysical source, or is it merely the extraordinary emergence of a fundamentally material process?

  • How do our conscious and unconscious convictions about the ultimate source of the evolving universe affect our moral and philosophical relationship to living and dying?

  • Is consciousness part of an unbroken developmental continuity in the cosmos, or merely an emergent epiphenomena of matter?

  • Is death the absolute end of what was, or a transition that is part of an infinite unfolding?

  • Is the nature of death a question of belief, or do we have real data to support our understanding of it? If there is data, then what is it and where do we find it?

  • Do we have a more enlightened relationship to death in the 21st century, or can the great wisdom traditions still illuminate our understanding?

  • Is the fear of death an experience to be transcended, embraced or both? Is living forever a wish that we would want fulfilled?

  • What are the political, social and economic implications of our relationship to death?


<<< Click Here To Register Now >>>





Jun
3
Thu
Free Dialogue Andrew Cohen and Dr. Marc Gafni – A Time Between Stories @ ZOOM
Jun 3 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

 


A Time Between Stories


Join Dr. Marc Gafni and Andrew Cohen in Dialogue


We are truly living in “a time between stories” – a phase-shift in human history. We face either unimaginable utopia or dystopia, and it is far from clear which of these two parallel universes we will ultimately choose.

The apparently sturdy, reliable, fixed structures that have held our world together are on the brink of collapse. We are collectively realizing that we are not too big to fail – and in the face of such overwhelming insecurity, we may well lose sight of our moral compass completely.

Cohen and Gafni both believe strongly that unless we are in control of our internal environment – in particular our capacity for radical sovereignty and sense-making – the outcome will be immeasurable suffering for billions of people.

Cohen asserts that such sovereignty naturally arises from the liberating power of what he terms “spiritual self-confidence” – a position of deep trust that arises out of an unshakable certainty in the absolute, and an anchoring of the self-sense in that which cannot be grasped by the mind.

Similarly, Gafni describes an intention to live one’s life as “Outrageous Love” – a condition in which true sovereignty and authentic spiritual self-confidence naturally come into being. Rather than a dogmatic assertion that “it is true”, Gafni speaks of a radical knowing that “I am true”.

Cohen’s approach has always been grounded in the direct experience of nondual enlightenment, and this transmission of the ground of being – prior freedom and unity consciousness – is absolutely foundational to his teaching. For Cohen, a profound inner breakthrough from which there is no return is a prerequisite.

However, Cohen’s pioneering realisation is that such an awakening only begins to make a significant difference when it is shared, intersubjectively, between two or more individuals. He has long emphasised the need for enlightenment to make the evolutionary leap from the individual to the collective, and has pioneered practices which reliably enable profound intersubjective coherence.

Likewise, Gafni sees radical enlightenment in terms of a higher individuation beyond ego. What he calls the “Evolutionary Unique Self” participates in a new quality of consciousness – the evolutionary intimacy of a Unique Self Symphony. He describes the process of attainment as “loving your way to enlightenment”.

Gafni adds to this the need to democratize the possibility of human sovereignty, proposing a new “universal grammar of value” that integrates the best of premodern, modern and postmodern wisdom as a generator function for a new humanity. It is from within this shared human story woven from what he calls First Principle and First Values that Gafni envisions a radical re-making of policy and refashioning of culture.

Both Cohen and Gafni see a deep and abiding virtue in humanity – a truth, beauty and goodness that is real and tangible, even amid the sometimes painful limitations and vulnerabilities that we are reminded of, and humbled by, on a daily basis.

Both men agree that for spiritual attainment to mean something, it cannot be only rooted in the ego self personality, and that any basis for real change must include a new hierarchy of values that places radical spirit at the apex of our attention. What this actually means in terms of our models and practices for invoking the new human will be one of the key themes of these conversations

These two distinct but strongly aligned approaches to the wicked problems faced by humanity ultimately point in the same direction – only through a radical reorganisation of our sense of  value  can our capacity for clear thinking, feeling and sense-making be unleashed.



About Dr. Marc Gafni & Andrew Cohen


Marc Gafni and Andrew Cohen are spiritual teachers and thought leaders who share a strong foundation in an evolutionary approach to spiritual awakening and practice. Both are original and innovative thinkers who have produced pioneering bodies of work in evolutionary spirituality, and formulated many of its core tenets.

Their teachings uphold and demystify the foundational principles of traditional, modern and postmodern wisdom streams, weaving them together into an integral whole. The aim of these dialogues is to generate a creative and dynamic evolutionary tension – to catalyze an awakening to higher and deeper states and stages of consciousness, liberating insights and life-affirming perspectives.

The dialogues will unfold organically over time as an inspiring example of emergent spirituality in action – one that gives rise to its own unique tapestry of coherence and meaning.



<<< Click Here To Register Now >>>